I do not see anybody 'down in the trenches' just out of the blue or love for the job decided to do it single-handed. I would be surprised any of the softies there realized this is very illegal. Ethically perhaps they may have doubts quickly resolved by their bosses.
I'd expect that in big corporation, like VW, the programmers are just gears in the machine. I am one for sure. They were told to improve test results and performance results. Sbdy (likely team+1/2 levels of mgnt) there decided to optimize these two cases separately hence detecting each use case. They even consulted this with VW legal team and upper mngmnt, got approval and went ahead. Than they all collected the bonuses.
If there is not written evidence for all of these then their document retention policies are "well tuned" albeit since they must be ISO9xxx certified they must have something left in the decision chain. Hence Schmidt was charged with conspiring to fraud, evidence must exist he knowingly allowed it as he's not charged with negligence of duties of sorts (AINAL).
>> system to temper waves of populism but still represent the will of the majority of the people
A contradiction? How purposeful ignoring "popular vote" represents the will of majority of the people?
I think this is in fact a down side of electorate system, rather a sacrifice to maintain "republic of states".
>> Take California out of the mix,
working on it!
and hence the tail wags the dog, no?
So now people fall sick from been worked too much...?
To avoid all identity theft problems we need to do away with all on line, give me this or that bit of your public life to verify it's you.
All these require some form of physical presents.
One solution would be local 'kiosks' to issue a digitally signed certificates, for specific reason, after physical verification of identity. Technology exists, (chain of trust or whatever they use for digital currency). Services paid by whoever requested this verification. In a way it would be a kin Public Notary service in 21 century.
Yes it would be less convenient, but so much safer. Probably a problem for all living out in da boonies...
There are activities that do not accept on-line verification, some I can think of:
5) Home appraisal (requires physical inspection by certified agent)
6) Public Notary
If we made all CC etc. be by statue responsible for all damages caused be identity fraud, they would have come with solution. Now, they just do not care.
Simple solution is to make CC etc. by statue solely responsible for all damages caused by identity fraud.
Then they would move earth and heaven to make sure they verified identity right.
Why in land of the law I am responsible for the acts that I did not commit?
A.I. = algorithm intelligence ?
Perhaps if we solve the problem of storing "cold" instead of electricity to produce it (cold) on demand then that be cheaper?
Freeze your boiler over?
Granted there is limited use of it: AC and drinks...
Perhaps future houses would be designed and located so the roofs are more conveniently (optimally) exposed to the sun? Semi-circle like?
DC filtered from what if there are no inverters?
With small tiles that's a lot of wires even if several panels are connected in series.
There are other benefits of micro-inverters, such as maximizing power generation per-panel and panel health monitoring.
Besides to make a "quiet" powerful inverter it takes a lot of capacitance that is localized in single device. Costly repair?
There are compromises both ways.
What Intel's definition of IoT?
This looks like a human interface device (GUI) with some hardware control capability (enhanced determinism) rather then an embedded MCU.
Perhaps sth that can be use for example on a drone for higher level functions such as command, navigation, video (CV) ?
Perhaps one can listen to finger joints clicking?
Use naturally occurring acoustic waves instead of EM waves?
Is it patented?
Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.